Aviation Ministry mentioned on Friday that the pre-scheduled international flights to and from India will be resumed from 15th Dec and the Central Govt has barred the entry of international Flights from 14 countries in light of the new Covid-19 strain as well as rising infection rates in these nations. The nations, which do not feature on the list, including the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and Singapore.
The decision has been taken in consultation with the Union Health Ministry in light of the Covid-19 scenario across the world, especially the emergence of new variants. Special International Flights has been operating Since July last year with certain arrangements made with nearly 23 countries with tight rules.
The matter of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and it has been decided that scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India may be resumed from December 15, 2021.”
Recently, Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal has said that international flight operations are expected to return to normal soon. “We expect normalcy to return in international flight operations very soon